No more CNG for cars with illegal kits
If you are driving a CNG-run car for more than three years, get the kit and the cylinder checked from an authorised centre and display the certificate on your vehicle.delhi Updated: May 29, 2013 23:19 IST
If you are driving a CNG-run car for more than three years, get the kit and the cylinder checked from an authorised centre and display the certificate on your vehicle.
From August 1, CNG pumps will refuse to sell gas to vehicles without valid fitness certificates. Cracking the whip on vehicles running with illegally-fitted and worn out CNG kits, the transport department has decided to restrict the sale of fuel to them.
More than five lakh commercial, passenger and private vehicles run on compressed natural gas , which is considered cleaner and safer in Delhi. “The CNG stations will be directed to refuse dispensing CNG to all vehicles - commercial and private - that do not have a compliance plate fitted in the vehicle, indicating a valid CNG cylinder, with effect from August 1, 2013,” a senior transport department official said.
Vehicle owners will have to get the fitness of the kit and the cylinder checked every three years, the official added. Officials said the safety norms for CNG vehicles prescribe that compliance plate displaying kit-related information should be installed near the filling point so that it is clearly visible to the person dispensing the gas.
The transport department had earlier decided to make the fitness check of the cylinder mandatory from June 1. The department, however, recently came out with a public notice to extend the date of implementation of instructions by two months “to ensure uniformity”, an official said.
CNG vehicle owners will have to get the compliance plates fitted by July 31, from authorised retro-fitment centres at no extra cost.
First Published: May 29, 2013 21:57 IST